I was plunging my toilet...

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  1. Drew Bethel

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    ...and the plunger got locked in the downward creased positioned - only to release unexpectedly sending cold toilet water into my face. :b
     
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    Hahaha...I've had that happen before. Sucks doesn't it?! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    To prevent further suction action, you can poke a small hole, perhaps a few holes the size of an average nail, in the plunger. It wont really affect the plunger action enough but if it does get stuck in the down position, you should be able to slowly equilize the pressure inside and out so you don't get a facefull of spray!
    Another Jay's homemade solution ®2002
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    Jay
     
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    Get a pressure-assisted valve. They cost about 75 bucks, but since we got ours back in July of last year we've had to haul out the old plunger exactly once. The thing flushes like a public toilet, with all the comforts of home.[​IMG]
     
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    And let me just add that way up on my list of "Things That Feel Really Good" is the feel of cold air rushing around my ass cheeks caused by a toilet with the correct flushing pressure. [​IMG]
     
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    Was the water, uhhh shall we say, tainted? [​IMG]
     
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    i hope not lest drew gain the nickname "peanut chin"

    kevin t
     
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    Sounds like a cruel practical joke to pull on someone: put pinholes in his plunger so that it will squirt water back at him.
     
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    hmm. I don't even own a plunger for the toilet in my apartment. I suppose that's a bad thing? Never had a problem in 3 years though.
     
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    I hope you atleast got the plunger out before you used the can[​IMG]
     
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    Push slowly .. pull hard.

    Don't put holes in the top because when you push down you'll get very wet.
     
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    Andrew_Sch -

    Do those pressure-assisted valves work with the new 1.6gal "low flush" toilets? I'm always having to plunge because the flush isn't "forceful" enough. I've always wanted one of those noisy public toilets in my bathroom. A loud flush is much less of a problem than a messy plunging job...
     
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    When I lived in Married Student Housing at Georgia Tech, we had a pressure toilet; truly a wonderful thing.

    Not only do you not have to plunge it, but you don't have to scrub the inside of the bowl often. It just sucks everything thing down.

    I was under the impression that it was against building code to install one in a residence, at least in GA?
     
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    Okay I asked my dad and ours is a low-flush toilet, but it came with the valve, so I don't know what results adding one on to a regular toilet would have. If you have the means though, I can't reccomend it enough.
     
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    I think my toilet is the direct firing type...maybe I need a dipole one. [​IMG]
     
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    Tell everyone in the family, and also tell guests to flush the toilet frequently if lots of paper is put in.
    It is common for these newfangled 1.6 gallon toilets to not carry away large amounts of solid matter fast enough and then the drain pipe clogs.
    Some of the 1.6 gallon toilets have a pressurized capsule inside the tank. This delivers a jet of water to hopefully propel solid matter into the drain lines better, but it depends on the incoming water pressure to work correctly. If the water pressure is insufficient for example if the washing machine is on or someone is taking a shower, less than 1.6 gallons will go into the capsule before it shuts off and the next flush will be more feeble.
    Helpful hints:
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